Friday, July 16, 2010

Some Fun with Good Friends!

This past weekend I got to spend some awesome time with my girlies from college. It was our 10th annual girls get together! I can't believe it's been that long and we were so excited to have everybody there (even though in picture we are missing Nichele and Ashely). We had fun reminiscing, watching old college videos and just hanging out! Christie and Ashely are both expecting so we got to give them a mini baby shower too! Thanks to Christie for hosting us even though she's pregnant and was going out of town the day we all left! I know we all had a wonderful time and I can't wait till next year! I didn't take many pictures because our photographer Emily took the majority, hopefully she will have more to share with us soon!
Meanwhile, the kids and Josh also came to Nashville to stay with our dear friends Jeremy and Marsha. They were super sweet to let my family crash with them, especially when Josh had to leave for a day for a work event back home! I know my kiddos had a blast with Spencer, Aidyn and Preston! I got to hang out with the whole crew Saturday night for Josh' birthday as well. Lots of fun and now we need lots of rest!
If you know Harding, you know this word! Ashley brought this cake for us all to share, too funny!

Christy, Christie and Lyndsay

Ashley and Christie's baby shower

Lyndsay and Christy hanging out!

Marsha and Jeremy were so sweet to make Josh his favorite kind of cake for his birthday, German Chocolate, YUM!

Lorelei and Paxton having fun with new and different toys!

Preston is such a cutie and little ball of energy!

Happy to see Mama after being gone all weekend.

Everyone enjoyed throwing those little pop firecrackers, well not everybody. Lorelei and Preston were headed for the hills when they heard those things popping!

Hanging out in the Hammock! Marsha and Jeremy!

Some backyard fun with Aidyn and Spencer!

Jeremy mocking me, I won't show you the picture Josh took of me right before this!

Yes, I got a little tickled at something, we won't mention what!

Thanks J & M for being awesome hosts and for watching our kiddos, we all had a blast!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A BIG Summer for this Guy!

It's been a BIG summer for my boy! First he learned to swim across the whole pool without stopping (not doggy paddling either) and NOW he has learned to ride his bike without training wheels, a two wheeler, he calls it. We knew he was close and we have only tried it with him two other brief times this summer. The other night it was actually cool enough to go out and give it try! And sure enough he got it within 15 minutes of trying. It was back breaking enough for mommy and daddy, but worth all the sweat and backache! We are so proud of his accomplishments this summer. For both the swimming and bike riding Paxton earned a trip to the Lego store to pick out a Lego set of his choice (boy, if we had known he would have caught on so fast to both things we might have made different promises!). Of course Star Wars Legos are his favorites, I will have to take a picture of all the ones he has done (they are being proudly displayed in his room)
In other BIG news, Paxton has his first loose tooth. Now it may be another month or so before it falls out but it is definitely loose! All these big boy things, can't believe my little boy is getting so big!

Check it out!

Showing off his BIG soccer skills with daddy. This boy can run and play hard!

My little cheerleader on the side!

Running to catch Paxton on his bike! (She does have a bike too, but the wheel is currently in need of repair!)

Look at him GO!

Good Job, my big boy! We love you!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A day to Celebrate!

July 4th was a day to celebrate for our family and our country. Josh's birthday is coming up this weekend but we usually celebrate it on July 4th. We had a great time with our family having a cookout and eating some yummy birthday cake! The kids had fun playing together and enjoying the outdoors. Good times!

Yummy! Mousse filled too!

One sweaty little boy! A game of soccer with the cousins will do that to ya!

Josh and Micah who is not too sure about all this birthday celebrating.
Grandmama and my All American Cutie!

My handsome two dudes!

And this is the newest addition to our extended family, baby Jude. Big Boy that's for sure! One month old and already 13 lbs! Lorelei loves babies so she got to love on Jude this day.

Paxton took a turn at it as well, as soon as the picture was over he hoped right up!


Silly boys!
Grandaddy and grandchild number 9!

Josh's slice of cake!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th to you all! Just a glimpse of my cuties on the 4th! More to come later!